JUDITH BARRINGTON is the author of
three volumes of poetry, most recently Horses and the Human Soul. She
teaches workshops in poetry and memoir across the U.S. and for The
Poetry School in Europe, and is a web mentor for the University of
Minnesota's Split Rock Program.
most recent collection of poetry is Across
the Dark. Another book, Blood
Garden: an elegy for Raymond, is forthcoming from Turning Point.
Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in
Creative Writing, two Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowships in
Poetry, and a MacDowell Fellowship. She is an adjunct professor at the
New Hampshire Institute for Art.
CHRISTOPHER CESSAC's book of
poems, Republic Sublime (Zoo
Press, 2003) won the Kenyon Review
Prize in Poetry. His work has appeared in Antioch Review, Black Warrior Review,
Cimarron Review, Kenyon Review, Mudlark, Sycamore Review, and
poems have been published widely in magazines such as Beloit Poetry Journal, Christian Century,
Christian Science Monitor, Denver Quarterly, Nimrod, Poetry
International, Smartish Pace, and Tampa Review. She is the author of
ten chapbooks, two of which won prizes in national competitions: Ordinary Life won the ByLine
Chapbook competition in 2001 and Impressionism
won the Grayson Books Chapbook competition in 2004. Radiance, her first full-length
book, won the 2005 Word Press First Book competition and was a finalist
for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize. Line
Dance, her second book, is also published by Word Press.
received her MA in writing from Emerson College. Her poetry has been
featured in such journals as Carolina
Quarterly, North American Review, and New York Quarterly.
is the author of Eden in the
Rearview Mirror (Word Press), which received Honorable Mention
for the Posner Poetry Book Prize, and Light
Made from Nothing (Parallel Press), a chapbook. Her poems also
have appeared in many journals, including Ascent, Blackbird, Calyx, diode, MARGIE,
North American Review, Salt Hill, and Smartish Pace. Among her awards and
honors are the 2006 Lorine Niedecker Award, the Calyx Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry
Prize, and a Rowland Foundation residency at the Vermont Studio Center.
publications of poems include Alaska
Quarterly Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Gettysburg Review, Harper's,
Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Prairie
Schooner, and Shenandoah.
He has published more than a dozen books of poetry and fiction.
third book of poems, Carta Marina,
has just been published by Wings Press. Her other full-length
collections of poetry are Blue Window
and Five Terraces; she has
also published a pair of chapbooks, The
Trinket Poems and Walking
Wu-Wei's Scroll. A new chapbook, Slide Shows, was runner-up in the
2008 Finishing Line chapbook competition and will appear in Winter
2009. With Laura-Gray Street, she is coediting Earth's Body, an international
contemporary anthology of ecopoetry in English, which Trinity
University Press will publish in 2010. She teaches at the
University of Mississippi and in Chatham University's brand new low
residency MFA in Creative Writing.
WILLIAM FORD has
published two books of poems, most recently Past Present Imperfect (Turning
Point, 2006), and his poetry has appeared in a number of literary
journals, including Brilliant
Corners, Cafe Review, Free Lunch, Iowa Review, and North American Review.
ELLEN GOLDSTEIN's work has
appeared in various literary journals, including Measure, New Hampshire Review,
Qarrtsiluni, Mid-American Review, and StorySouth. She was an editor
for the anthology Letters to the
World, published by Red Hen Press.
JOHN D. GROPPE,
professor emeritus of English at
Saint Joseph's College (Rensselaer, IN), has published poems, short
stories, and essays in a number of magazines or anthologies.
is published widely in journals and anthologies, and her literary
autobiography appears as an extended essay in Contemporary Authors. Her poems
have recently appeared in Contemporary
American Voices, Lips, Quarrtsiluni, Sea Stories, Tiferet, and Umbrella. Her books include The Night Marsh, Along River Road, Lizard Light: Poems From
the Earth, and Buried in the
Sky. Her illustrated alphabestiary for children, The Beastie Book, will be published
in 2009 by Shenanigan Books. She has received three fellowships from
the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as an award from the
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Mary Carolyn Davies Memorial Award
from the Poetry Society of America, and the William O. Douglas Nature
HERTZLIEB is Director of the Brauer
of Art at Valparaiso University. Hertzlieb is the editor of the
books The Calumet Region: An
American Place (Photographs by Gary Cialdella), published in
2009, and Domestic Vision:
Twenty-Five Years of the Art of Joel Sheesley (2008), as well as
a contributor to The Indiana Dunes
Revealed: The Art of Frank V. Dudley (2006). He has been awarded
Ryerson Traveling Fellowship by the School of the Art Institute in
and a Conant Writing Award for Poetry from Millikin University.
artwork has been exhibited widely, including at the Aron Packer
August House Studio, the Central School of Art and Design in London,
College, Elgin Community College, the Goodman Theater, and Struve
is the author of Rhythm & Booze,
a National Poetry Series winner and 2005 Poets' Prize finalist, and the
co-editor of Umpteen Ways of Looking
at a Possum: Critical and Creative Tributes to Everette Maddox,
a finalist for the 2007 Southern Independent Booksellers' Alliance
(SIBA) book award in poetry. She teaches at Northwestern State
University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
taught for 34 years at Long Island University, where he directed the
C.W. Post Poetry Center. He is currently serving as the Indiana
Poet Laureate. His recent work includes Bloodroot: Indiana Poems (Indiana
University Press, 2008); a prose memoir, The Ripest Moments: A Southern Indiana
Childhood (Indiana Historical Society Press, 2008); and a poetry
and jazz CD with Monika Herzig, Imagine—Indiana
in Music and Words (Acme Records, 2007). He also collaborated
with Indiana photographer Darryl Jones in Invisible Presence (Indiana
University Press, 2006). Sweet
Sister Moon, a collection of poetry, is forthcoming from
poems and reviews have appeared in various journals, including Atlanta Review, Bird Dog, Jubilat,
Marginalia, New Hampshire Review, Seattle Review, Snow Monkey, and
is the author of Terrain and
a chapbook of poems, Love Song
Hiroshima. She teaches writing and literature courses at Regis
College in Massachusetts.
is the author of two books of
poetry. His first book, Leaving
Iowa, won the Liam Rector First Book Award. The second
collection, Blue Collar Eulogies
is published by Steel Toe Books. His work also has appeared in Mid-American Review, North American
Review, National Poetry Review, Ploughshares, River Styx, and other literary
KAY MULLEN is
a retired teacher, school and mental health counselor. Her work
has appeared in various journals, including Appalachia, Crab Creek Review, and New Works Review, as well as
anthologies such as Tatoos on Cedar,
Mute Note Earthward, Pontoon, Northwind, and others. She has two
full-length poetry collections, Let
Morning Begin (Caritas Communications, 2001) and A Long Remembering: Return to Vietnam
(Foothills Publishing, 2006). In 2002, she received the William
Stafford First Place Award from the Washington State Poets
is the author of two books of poetry, An
Hour Is the Doorway (Black Lawrence Press) and Frost Lights a Thin Flame (Mayapple
Press), both published in 2007.
PETERSON is the
author of All the Lavish in Common
(2005 Juniper Prize) and Anonymous Or
(Defined Providence Press Prize ) and four chapbooks. Recent journal
publications include Bat City,
Boston Review, Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, Iron Horse, Salamander,
Sawbuck, Talking River Review, and Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry.
poetry collection, Black Tupelo
Country, was selected as the 2007 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry
and is published by BkMk Press (University of Missouri-Kansas City). He
has had poems appear in numerous literary journals, including Confrontation Magazine, Connecticut
Review, Hunger Mountain, Nimrod, Rattle, Seneca Review, and West Branch. He directs the Writing
Center and teaches creative writing at The Ohio State University at
D'ARCY RANDALL is
a founder of Borderlands: Texas
Poetry Review. Her poems and essays have appeared in Antipodes,
Nimrod, Poetry West, and elsewhere. She teaches at the
University of Texas at Austin.
third collection of poems, The
Alchemist¹s Kitchen, is forthcoming from White Pine Press.
Her poems have recently appeared in Gettysburg
Review, New England Review, Notre Dame Review, Poetry Ireland Review,
SUZANNE ROBERTS is
the author of two collections of poetry, Shameless (Cherry Grove
Collections, 2007) and Nothing to You
(Pecan Grove Press, 2008). She writes and teaches in South Lake Tahoe,
poems appear in recent issues of Gettysburg
Review, Hudson Review, The Journal, Literary Imagination, The Lyric, Many Mountains Moving, Tar River Poetry, and other
journals. He has contributed essays in recent or current issues of Academic Questions ("The Crisis of
Literacy and the Courage to Teach"), Contemporary Poetry Review (on
William Butler Yeats), and Redactions
(on W.S. Merwin).
F. DANIEL RZICZNEK's
first book of poems, Neck of the
World, winner of the 2007 May Swenson Poetry Award, was
published by Utah State University Press. He also is the author of a
chapbook, Cloud Tablets (Kent
State University Press, 2006). His poems have appeared in Agni, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Iowa
Review, Passages North, New Republic, and elsewhere. He
currently teaches English at Bowling Green State University.
author of two chapbooks of poetry, A Steady Longing for Flight, which
won the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award, and Weathered Steps, published by
Rose Alley Press. Her work has most recently appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association
poems have appeared recently in Camas,
Harpur Palate, Poesy, Poet Lore, Quercus, and South Dakota Review, among others.
She was awarded first place in poetry from the Stockton Arts Commission
and the Mendocino Coast Writer’s Conference (College of the Redwoods).
fifth book of poetry, Weapons Grade,
will be published in the fall of 2009 by the University of Arkansas
Press. Recent poems by her have appeared or are forthcoming in Agni, Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly,
and St. Petersburg Review.
is the author of three books of poetry, And Still the Music, The Blue Dress, and What the Body Knows. Her new
collection, Persephone in America,
won the 2008 Crab Orchard Open Poetry Competition and is forthcoming in
2009. Her poetry and creative nonfiction appear widely in
journals such as Arts & Letters,
Fourth Genre, Gulf Coast, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Southern Review. She has won
many awards, including a 2007 literary fellowship from the Wisconsin
Arts Board, the 2007 Flume Press Chapbook contest, and a 2006 residency
at the Virginia Center for the Arts. She teaches at the
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
whose parents were each raised in German-speaking families in
Valparaiso, Chile, and on a farm in southwest Michigan, spent the year
1994-1995 as a Senior Fulbright Professor in Frankfurt am Main,
Germany, returning in 2004 and 2005 as a Fulbright Senior Specialist.
She has won the Oregon Book Award in Poetry with Singing the Mozart Requiem, the
Carolyn Kizer Award, and the Yellowglen Prize for her 2004 book, The Angle of Sharpest Ascending.
Her fourth full-length book, Surgeonfish,
received the 2004 Editions Prize. Her other books include Moving the House (poetry); From Here We Speak: An Anthology of Oregon
Poetry; In Her Own Image:
Women Working in the Arts; and Starting
with Little Things: A Guide to Writing Poetry in the Classroom.
She divides her time between Eugene and Seal Rock, Oregon, with her
husband, poet and writer Ralph Salisbury.
KAREN J. WEYANT
is a recent recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry
Fellowship. Her first chapbook, Stealing
Dust, has just been published by Finishing Line Press. Her work
also may be seen or is forthcoming in 5
AM, Anti-, Barn Owl Review, Comstock
Review, Slipstream, and Minnesota
Review. She teaches
at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, New York.
publications include the chapbook Scholarship
Girl, Voicing American Poetry:
Performance from the 1920s to the Present, and Letters to the World: Poems from the
Wom-Po LISTSERV (co-edited with Moira Richards and Rosemary
Starace). She teaches at Washington and Lee University in